POSTED: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 4:15pm
UPDATED: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 10:50pm
EL PASO - Police shut down the freeway in East El Paso after a man threatened to jump from an overpass.
Police say a 54-year-old man called 911 just after 4a.m. Wednesday and threatened to run into traffic. When officers arrived the man was sitting on the overpass.
Officers shut down 1-10 West at Lomaland while emergency responders tried to convince the man to come down.
When the man tried to walk away, officers tackled him and took him into custody.
No one was hurt.
The man was taken to the hospital for evaluation.